Cargotec joins the global Rainmaking maritime startup accelerator programme

October 16, 2018

Cargotec joins a Trade & Transport Impact programme that connects world leading startups and corporations to address the biggest challenges in maritime, cargo transport and logistics. This is the first programme of its kind in terms of scale and global scope within maritime and logistics. The programme is initiated by Rainmaking Ltd. It is scheduled to last three years with its main venue in Hamburg, Germany. Cargotec is one of…

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Best Practices from the OCIMF

October 14, 2018

OCIMF releases new information paper on best practices for conducting navigational assessments OCIMF has today released a new information paper on best practices for conducting navigational assessments, called A Guide to Best Practice for Navigational Assessments and Audits. Navigational assessments and audits help vessel owners, operators and Masters to identify areas for improvement and increase safety. They also assure companies that high standards of navigation and watchkeeping are being maintained….

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Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia for January to September 2018

October 12, 2018

Summary A total of 64 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (comprising 50 actual incidents and 14 attempted incidents) reported in Asia during January-September 2018 Of the 64 incidents, three were incidents of piracy and 61 were incidents of armed robbery against ships Compared to January-September 2017, there was a 3% increase in the total number of incidents reported during January-September 2018 The number of actual incidents reported…

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West coast tugs and the Prime Minister’s babysitter

August 18, 2018

The federal government of Canada recently revealed a plaque commemorating the humble tug and its important role in BC’s development. Tugs and towing was a fundamental part of BC development, since all matters of products moving in and out of tight inlets and tricky narrows, deep fjords were generally move by tug and barge. BC’s tug industry spawned an important marine cluster around Vancouver. Notable marine industry names from the…

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Cranes – There’s an app for that

August 18, 2018

Konecranes introduced the new advice tool Crane Advisor in English in the United Kingdom – and launched its STORE in additional countries With the Crane Advisor, Konecranes offers a comfortable way to search for the right crane. The browser-based tool finds the individual crane system in four steps. The global leader for cranes and lifting equipment introduced the new version of Crane Advisor in English in September 2017. Further language…

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Government of Canada awards contract under the Oceans Protection Plan to increase emergency offshore towing capability off British Columbia coast

August 10, 2018

August 9, 2018 – Gatineau (Quebec) – Public Services and Procurement Canada Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working to achieve a world-leading marine safety system that protects Canada’s waters and coasts today and into the future. An important part of this Plan is ensuring the Canadian Coast Guard has the equipment it needs to prevent potential marine pollution incidents. Following an open and competitive process,…

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Deal was fully automated, and super expensive

July 10, 2018

Rolls-Royce signs agreement to sell Commercial Marine business to Kongsberg Rolls-Royce announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell its Commercial Marine business to KONGSBERG for an enterprise value of £500m. KONGSBERG is an international, knowledge-based group delivering high technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence and aerospace sectors. KONGSBERG is represented in more than 25 countries with approximately 7,000 employees….

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It’s a good news bad news thing

June 26, 2018

For nearly 20 years now, Canada, and many jurisdictions, have steadily migrated to a Safety Management System, where cash strapped government essentially downloaded responsibility of enforcing safety regulations onto industry itself. Companies love it because, well, safety glasses, cliché slogans, and dubious reporting present fewer impediments to their cash flows, than knowledgeable safety inspectors working on behalf of the common good – the government and the citizen they represent. Occasionally,…

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